[success]People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. ~ George Bernard Shaw[/success]
Sadly many never feel that they’ve experienced the success they dream of. And if that’s you, ask yourself if your measurement of success might be somewhat skewed?
Don’t measure success by the number of things you acquire. Get out of the ‘thing collecting’ trap and make today the day you recognize you are an originator. You have phenomenal potential to originate a life of your choosing and it’s not measured in the way you think.
Success isn’t what you’ve been led to believe
True success is so much more than what you’ve acquired. Don’t have your identity be vested in what you’ve got, make it about who you are and who you’re becoming. The key to authentic and lasting success is where we take full responsibility for our thoughts and actions and the results they produce.
Lasting success can only be experienced through the greater awareness gained by moving out of your comfort zone. You must continue to evolve and grow and find things that excite and enrich you.
Many people are afraid to go after what they want, so they reach for what they think they can get. Don’t be one of them. Any new success you experience won’t last when life is more of a stagnant pond than a running stream.
You become a ‘success achiever’ through big goals. Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so invigorating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.
You must be self persuaded
Don’t ever ask yourself if you’re worthy of your desires, or the goals you want to accomplish. A better question would be is the goal worthy of you?
Not knowing how to achieve something is a wonderful place to start. Where will the money come from, the expertise that you don’t currently possess? It’ll come from wherever it is right now. All that’s asked of you is a little faith.
If you tell yourself anything often enough, you’ll come to believe it. Frequently telling yourself you have faith in yourself will eventually lead you to act as though it were true. Imagine what a benefit that would be.
It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. They most certainly won’t care about your life in the same way you do. Learn to be your own best friend and encourage yourself. Practice believing in you.
You have the same power that every successful person has
Even after you’ve accomplished the goal you probably won’t be able to say exactly how it was done. All manner of synchronistic events will have rushed to your aid. Begin to acknowledge the power of your mind and rely on it and you’ll build faith in your capacity to create the circumstances you want.
In the late 1970’s W. Clement Stone parlayed his absolute and utter belief in the power of his mind into a company worth billions. His starting point was one of poverty. No matter your starting point, never let yesterday’s regrets or tomorrows fears discourage you, nor your concern about how the goal will manifest prevent you from releasing your greatest self.
You and you alone define yourself
One thing lastingly successful people have is the confidence to embrace new opportunities. It never occurs to them that they can’t do something. Whilst not everyone will believe in you, don’t get so hung up on the beliefs of others, that you dim your awareness of the power of your mind. All that’s required of you is that you remain positive about your capabilities. This is where you develop character.
Don’t live down to the expectations of others, keep your eyes on the mountain top, it’s within reach if you keep on climbing.
You’re as important as everyone else
You might be great at keeping promises to others and would never think of breaking a promise you made to a child, but how often have you broken a promise to yourself?
Learn to appreciate yourself, to value, respect and love yourself enough to keep promises to you. If you don’t develop a sense of your own value and worth don’t expect others to see it.
Keeping promises to yourself means making choices based on what you believe, not on pleasing others by fitting in with their beliefs. So always behave in ways that harmonize with your deepest values.
Success, like happiness is self bestowed
Any dominating idea that you plant in your mind through repetition, when connected to a feeling will be realized.
The great news is that you’re in charge of what you think and how you feel, and all you need is a little training, a little practice in choosing to entertain only the thoughts that support you in experiencing lasting success.
Think of your world as your canvas and every experience a picture you’ve painted with your imagination. Don’t conform to the beliefs or expectations of others. Too many believe their lives are set in place by conditions and circumstances. In other words by things that happen to them through outside forces.
Let your mind soar as it was designed to do and take whatever steps you need to create a lifestyle system for your lasting success.
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Encourage one another.